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VetPlus is a family owned business founded in 1995 by David Haythornthwaite in Lytham, Lancashire and is part of the Tangerine Group of companies.
At VetPlus, we believe animals deserve the best possible products to help them enjoy life to the maximum. This is why we work tirelessly to develop high quality nutraceutical products, made from the best possible ingredients, in our state-of-the-art UK facility.
“From the very beginning, our focus has been on developing the best possible products for pets. While many global companies are driven by the need to satisfy their shareholders and army of accountants, we are a family owned business and as such are not subjected to such pressures. This allows us to concentrate all our efforts on making a product that is right for your pet.”
For over 25 years, VetPlus has pioneered the development and acceptance of nutraceuticals within the UK veterinary profession. We are today a global leader in veterinary nutraceuticals and have distributors in over 30 countries.
Having our own in-house Research & Development facility allows us to have complete control of the development and manufacturing process from start of finish, but also react quickly to the changing needs of vets and their patients.
Over 90% of our products are produced in-house at our state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Lytham, Lancashire and our products pass through at least 16 different quality checks before they are released to our customers.
VetPlus is founded
Still living in New York but commuting back to the UK at weekends, David founded VetPlus. Starting from a bedroom in his parents home, David took the original concept and pioneered the development and acceptance of nutraceuticals within the UK veterinary profession
SYNOQUIN® is launched
We launched our first product SYNOQUIN® at BSAVA in Birmingham. Still a veterinary favourite and Chondroprotective market leader, we have sold over 1.5 million packs worldwide.
We expand our range of pioneering chondroprotectives
We launch SYNOQUIN® FOR CATS and SYNEQUIN® for horses.
Our Pioneering Innovation continues
CYSTAID® and COATEX® EFA are launched.
Our First Manufacturing Facility is opened
It’s a big year as we move to new premises in Dock Road, Lytham and start to manufacture our own products in house including tablets, capsules and powders.
Our First Overseas Subsidiary opens
We open our first overseas subsidiary in Barcelona, Spain.
AKTIVAIT® is launched
A revolutionary product for Alzheimer’s in dogs and cats is launched.
We take on our First International Distributor
‘John. Mademochoritis & CO’ in Greece.
PROMAX® is launched
A pioneering nutritional supplement to help normal digestive function.
We open our Irish Subsidiary
Our Irish subsidiary in Dublin continues to support vets throughout the country.
We move to our New Headquarters, Animal House in Lytham, Lancashire.
VetPlus moves into its present headquarters at Boundary Road just a mile from its Dock Road facility, investing over £3 million in a purpose built manufacturing facility which is granted GMP status (Good Manufacturing Practice) two years later.
CALMEX® is launched
A calming supplement for dogs to help maintain a normal disposition.
We open our German Subsidiary
Our German subsidiary in Düsseldorf continues to support vets throughout the country.
SYNOQUIN® EFA is launched
The first supplement to combine Dexahan, an EFA with chondroitin and glucosamine.
Vetschoice is launched
A range of 15 leading Health & Wellbeing products, sold exclusively through veterinary practices.
Worldwide Demand Continues
Over 34 countries are now part of the VetPlus family.
We open our American Subsidiary
Our American Subsidiary is established in Atlanta, Georgia. We are now back in the “Home of Nutraceuticals”
We celebrate over 25 Years of VetPlus
VetPlus now has over two decades experience in the veterinary nutraceutical industry and our products are recommended by thousands of vets in the UK and in over 34 countries worldwide. With David at the helm, we aim to continue focusing on introducing innovative products and supplying the veterinary industry.
What are Nutraceuticals?
A [non-drug] substance which is produced in a purified or extracted form and administered orally to a patient to provide agents required for normal body structure and function and administered with the intent of improving the health and well-being of animals.
Careers at VetPlus
A company is only as strong as the people who work together within that organisation. At VetPlus we strive towards building strong management teams and keeping management systems simple. Leading the way through innovation and entrepreneurship is at the heart of VetPlus and are key attributes of everyone who joins us.Find out more